Another coach derailed

Mickey Arthur's departure as South Africa coach is confirmation of where the power lies in the dressing room. Coaches might pick the team but they certainly don't have total control or accountability for team affairs

Why all the doom and gloom?

England have done surprisingly well over the season just past. It's not the end of the world for them by a long chalk

England in South Africa 2009-10

South Africa take the stats honours

The series was drawn 1-1, but South Africa took most of the stats honours, scoring more runs and centuries, taking more wickets, and averaging more with the bat

England in South Africa 2009-10

Shared spoils of a memorable contest

History suggested it was going to be a tight series, and in the end 1-1 felt like the right result. You can understand why South Africa felt they should have won, maybe by as much as three Tests to one, but England's resilience played such a part in makin

England tour of South Africa, 2009-10

Swann emerges as talisman for unified England

Graeme Swann was England's standout player in this series, troubling South Africa's batsmen with dip, turn and determination even on unhelpful surfaces, while Alastair Cook, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad all played valuable roles in England'

Turn it up, Daryl

What's a poor umpire to do if he can't hear over the soothing sounds of whale greetings?